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With the same facts circulating in most legalization debates, new ideas and research are always welcome. That’s why we’re bringing you 7 noteworthy facts you might not know about the topic.

The most important (bonus) fact? You can get $20 off the Magical Butter machine by using the promo code STONER at magicalbutter.com.

 7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Legalizing Cannabis

7 Facts You Didn't Know About Legalizing Cannabis

By The Stoner's Cookbook

There is an information overload when it comes to the debate of cannabis and not all of it is true. Want to know some interesting facts that might just surprise you? Scroll through this list to do so.

  • Legal Cannabis is the Fastest Growing Industry

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. In fact, [the U.S. market for legal cannabis grew 74 percent in 2014 to $2.7 billion, up from $1.5 billion in 2013.](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/26/marijuana-industry-fastest-growing_n_6540166.html)

  • More Users Per Capita in the U.S.

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    [There are 3.6 million daily users](https://thescene.com/watch/buzzfeed/things-you-don-t-know-about-legalizing-weed) in the United States alone. That means there are more cannabis lovers per capita in the States than any other country in the world.

  • Americans Spend the Most on Cannabis

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Despite the fact that only 4 states have legalized cannabis, it doesn't stop cannabis lovers from spending. Americans spend more on marijuana than any other developed country.

  • Half of the US Population Has Tried It

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    It is still illegal even though we've all tried it. Even so, [about half of the population born since 1960 has tried the drug by age 21.](http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/if-marijuana-is-legal-will-addiction-rise/?_r=0)

  • There's a Cannabis Related Arrest Every 48 Seconds

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Marijuana related arrests amount to almost half of all drug related arrests in the United States. It's calculated that one arrest happens [every 48 seconds.](http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/09/16/police-made-one-marijuana-arrest-every-42-seconds-in-2012)

  • Costs of Prohibition Per Year

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    It's no secret that it's expensive to keep marijuana prohibited. It's [estimated to cost $20 billion](http://www.drugpolicy.org/sites/default/files/TenFactsAboutMarijuana.pdf) per year to keep cannabis illegal. This includes law enforcement and lost potential tax revenue.

  • Uruguay Was the First Country to Legalize Cannabis

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    On December 10, 2013, Uruguay became the first country to legalize marijuana for growth, possession and sale.

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